This week in Your Parents Basement, we are saving a country that is not Iraq from a dictator that is not Saddam Hussein! From 1992, we’re playing Desert Strike by Electronic Arts for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the title theme from the Sega Genesis version.
- 24:00 – We don’t know how he did it, but Todd Brisket has landed another A-list Hollywood interview in… Touchin’ Joysticks.
- 30:30 – Emails! How hyped are we for the SNES Classic? Any good vidya game deals?
- 46:30 – We help another person in… Ask the Sweet Boys.
- 52:00 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re looking at the dark, disappointing years of a classic 1980s icon.
- 55:30 – Huell aptly names the new end segment… The Blooperoonie.
– According to Price Charting, Desert Strike and the rest of the series is still very affordable. If you want the loose cart, its around $5 to $7, and the box and manual included will set you back $10.
– Ken Horowitz of Sega-16 has a really good piece on the history of the Strike series here.
EA SPORTS! If it’s in the game, then it’s in the game. And this week, we played plenty of games in Your Parents Basement, as we did our best to tackle the many volumes of the NHL series by EA Sports.
While discussion mostly focuses on the two classics of the series, NHLPA 93 and NHL 94, we also do touch upon the other 16-bit editions. It’s possibly the longest running series between the two major consoles, with 95, 96, 97 and (surprisingly!) 98, the same year as the last NHL game for the Sega Saturn. (Sorry Sega, we don’t mean to give you so much shade.)
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This week’s show notes are short, because all three of us were out ramblin’ this week. (That’s also why there wasn’t a news post – There should be one as normally scheduled Thursday though!) Here are three links though: Baseball Mogul, a fun baseball simulation, and Out of the Park, which is insanely complex and only for the hardcore sports simulation junkies. And the snifferoo from last week came from this YouTube clip.